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Stay Out of Jail This Saint Paddy’s Day

A message from the Alaska State Troopers-

Have a Shamrockin’ Good Time!

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – We don’t have to tell you St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday. We know a whole bunch of Alaskans are ready for the festivities to kick off and we hope you have a great time! However, the Alaska State Troopers would like to also take this opportunity to encourage everyone to make a plan ahead of time to get home safely.  It is no secret that alcohol will be consumed as a part of many celebrations. If you do consume alcohol, have a plan in place to make sure you will not be behind the wheel of a vehicle. Have a sober friend on standby or arrange to stay the night in a safe location.

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Alaska State Troopers will be conducting a High Visibility Enforcement effort to coincide with the celebrations. During the HVE effort, Troopers will be watching out for more than drivers exhibiting signs of impaired driving. We will also be on the lookout for speeding, reckless driving, failure to wear seatbelts or use child safety restraints, among other driving violations.

Troopers encourage you to practice safe driving behaviors when getting behind the wheel. Troopers also encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Funding for the focused highway enforcement was provided in part by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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